Despite the minimalist approach of Grameen Bank training program, similarities may be drawn between its practice and the models offered by Kirkpatrick and others

2017 IJRSE – Volume 6 Issue 1


Rouf, Kazi Abdur*
York University, Canada; Noble International University, USA (


This paper compares and contrasts training evaluation different models and theories specially applies Kirkpatrick’s (K & K) training evaluation model: four levels of measurement and their application in the Gramen Bank (GB) training program. The objective of the paper is to know training evaluation models offered by Kirkpatrick and others, and their applications and usefulness to Grameen Bank and other microfinance institutions (MFIs). The paper uses literature review for analyzing of different models of training evaluation. Although K & K how training evaluation model of measuring training depend upon the training program and the demands of top management including stakeholders and donors, this K & K training evaluation model’s four-level training evaluation steps are simple enough that Grameen Bank Bangladesh and other micro-financing institutions (MFIs) can adopt it in GB training evaluation process, which can assist GB and other micro-credit micro-management processes in monitoring employees’ performances.

Keywords: change behaviors; effective learning outcomes; knowledge retention; micro-finance institutions (MFIs); training evaluation



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